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Labor Day: The last hurrah of summer and the universal salute to the workforce. Whatever you’re doing today, do yourself a favor and blare at least one of these six tracks.

Styx – “Blue Collar Man (Long Nights)”

Written and sung by Tommy Shaw, this Styx track never fails to resonate.


Bachman-Turner Overdrive – “Takin’ Care of Business”

Sure…we’d all like to work at nothing all day, but things cost money.


The Pretenders – “Back on the Chain Gang”

Alright, so the song’s more about relationships, but it’s just too good not to include.


Loverboy – “Working for the Weekend”

Aren’t we all, really?!


Huey Lewis & The News – “Workin’ For A Livin’”

Anyone else can’t help but think of Tom Hanks in Big when you listen to this track?


Rush – “Working Man”

Come for the rousing track; stay for Alex Lifeson’s awesome solo.


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